Forecast bad weather might affect our services

The Met Office is predicting poor weather may affect West Lancashire between 9am Thursday 6th January 2022 and 9am Monday 10th January 2022. We have plans in place to ensure that essential services continue to operate, but we may need to make changes to service at short notice.

Please check back on this website before setting out for your appointment – we will update this site with details of which services, if any, have alternative arrangements in place or are closed.

Please do not call us to check your appointment unless it is essential, or you cannot attend. During bad weather we receive a significantly increased volume of calls which can delay us in responding to vulnerable service users.

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Skelmersdale Walk-in Centre

 

We treat minor illnesses and injuries in children and adults.


116 – 118 The Concourse, Skelmersdale, West Lancashire WN8 6LJ

Opening times
8am to 8pm, 7 days a week

Residents requiring urgent care are asked to contact NHS 111 first before travelling to any centre. Their team of trained medical professionals will refer you to the appropriate place for treatment which could be a pharmacy, walk-in centre or accident and emergency department. Using NHS 111 First either online by visiting www.111.nhs.uk or by calling 111 if you do not have access to the internet, is fast and simple and the easiest way to be sign posted to the right service that you or a loved one needs. This way of working also supports patients to stay as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic by managing the number of patients attending services at any one time.

Anyone with a life-threatening emergency should call 999 immediately.


Patients do not have to be registered to see a GP or nurse at Skelmersdale Walk-in Centre. We can help people with busy lifestyles that need access to flexible and convenient health services and may have difficulty accessing a convenient appointment at their registered practice.

We can also help patients who may not be registered with a GP practice who might normally attend Accident and Emergency (A&E) for treatment which could be provided by a GP or nurse.

The following services are available to patients:

  • Abdominal pain, indigestion, constipation, vomiting and diarrhoea;
  • Acute wound care, dressings, wound closure and suturing;
  • Allergies, hay fever, bites and stings;
  • Breathing problems;
  • Coughs, colds, virus and flu-like symptoms;
  • Emergency contraception;
  • Independent nurse prescribing in line with joint formulary and other local prescribing policies, including administration or prescribing of medicines using ‘Patient Group Directives’ or extended formulary for nurses;
  • Minor genitourinary problems for men and women;
  • Minor injuries;
  • Muscle and joint injuries – strains and sprains;
  • Nose, throat, ear and eye symptoms;
  • Providing information on local NHS services, social services and other local statutory and voluntary services;
  • Skin complaints – rashes, sunburn, head lice;
  • Using patient contact time to provide information on staying health for example exercise, healthy eating and smoking cessation

 

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